About Hungary

Hungary, a landlocked country in Central Europe, is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the west. It has been a parliamentary republic since 1989 and is split into 19 counties, with Budapest as its capital. The official language of Hungary is Hungarian, and the currency is the Hungarian forint (HUF).

Hungary has made the transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, with a per capitaincome nearly two-thirds that of the European Union (EU) average. The private sector accounts for more than 80% of gross domestic product (GDP). Foreign ownership of and investment in Hungarian firms is widespread, with foreign direct investment inflow totalling approximately 262,272,000 United States dollars (USD) in 2015.

The Hungarian educational system is currently in a state of rapid and dramatic change. Up until the collapse of the eastern Bloc, it was a model of literacy, availability, and accomplishment. Since 1990 it has been required to transform to a more global orientation, conform to a more European system, and make provision in its graduates for a student that must function in a market economy and democratic system.

The adjustment has been often slow, painful, and problematic. The principal challenges appear to be:

  • The desire to retain the standard of excellence that has characterized Hungarian education for many years
  • The ongoing ability of the Central government to find the financial means to provide complete funding for education
  • The need to pay teachers in the public schools and universities a living wage
  • The need for curriculum change to reflect the move away from a centralized economy to a market-driven privatized economy
  • A decreasing birth rate, particularly in the urban areas, that will put pressure on the educational system to adjust to a diminution in students entering the school system in the coming years
  • The removal of administrative appointments from the political sphere and its replacement by a system based on competition and merit.

General required documents for a Hungary Visa Application:

lease make note that all documents referred to under different visa type sections and marked with (*) have to be enclosed in original either in English or Hungarian language. Please read carefully which documents you need to present in Hungarian language!

Kindly be advised that travel dates must be identical on the application form, letter of invitation, airplane booking and prearranged accommodation.

Please be mindful of the fact that if you fail to comply with these general provisions the Consular Section of the Embassy / Consulate of Hungary in India may refuse your visa application without verifying its merit.

Please be advised that during the examination of an application, the Consular Section of the Embassy / Consulate of Hungary in India may send call for action note in e-mail to you calling you for interview, requesting missing documents to be submitted or inadequate documents to be corrected. Therefore, it is mandatory to mention the e-mail address on the visa application form. You are advised to check your e-mail during the time of the visa procedure. Applications without the e-mail address will not be accepted at the VFS Global Counter.

Kindly make note that originals have to be accompanied with a copy. Only those originals will be returned after the decision on the application is made which were accompanied by a copy. If you need to translate any of the supporting documents into English language please note that Embassy / Consulate of Hungary in India cannot provide translation for visa application documents. Sponsors of applicants are strongly advised not to send supporting documents by fax or e-mail to the Embassy / Consulate of Hungary in India. These documents should be submitted by the applicant when submitting visa application. Therefore, such unwarranted fax or e-mail messages are disregarded.


Hungary Student Visa – Process and Requirements

International students who wish to apply for Hungary student visa and want to stay for more than 90 consecutive day’s day in Hungary and are non European citizen should apply for a long stay visa for more than 90 days for staying in Hungary. In general the Hungary Student visa process should be the following.

Admission Process:

Admission Procedure is the first part for Hungary Student visa process, which consists of:

Step-1: Find your university and programme:

Visit the website of the chosen higher education institution. Read the description of the selected programme(s).

Step-2: Check entry requirements and deadlines

Before you make a decision, always read the entry requirements for the degree programme to which you are applying. Collect all the required documents. Keep to the deadline.

Step-3: Apply online for the selected college and program:

Fill in the online application form of the programme. Then upload or submit the required documents. Contact the university or the college and ask them if there is anything else you need to do.

Step-4: Wait to receive confirmation from the university

The student will receive a letter of invitation from university on the student name, stating that the student has been accepted into the program for a particular duration of time. Students are usually required to transfer (part of) the tuition fee prior to the enrolment in the academic period.

Hungary Student visa process:

After getting the invitation from university you just need to include few simple steps in Hungary Student visa process which are:

Step-5: Fix your appointment and go for Interview:

Now book your appointment for Interview and visit there on that appropriate date. File for visa should be prepared and be carried with the student on the date of Interview. Student  should travel to the Hungarian Embassy in New Delhi, India. Address is: 2/50-M, Niti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021, India.

Step-6: Visa Approvel:

Now, wait for your results, hopefully you will get your visa within one month. After getting your visa you can book your flight ticket to visit there.

  • Semmelweis University
  • Eötvös Loránd University
  • University of Pécs
  • University of Szeged
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Corvinus University of Budapest
  • University of Debrecen


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